With a tawny red color, kitsune stand out brightly against grass, with a white marking on their long, bushy tails. Stealthy and extremely agile, it's incredibly difficult to track one of these foxes to its lair in search of eggs. Its auburn fur makes it difficult to hide in the Silva Forest, but these creatures can also be seen in deserts, where they have adapted to the harsh habitat. With superior intelligence and magical powers, it is impossible to catch a wild kitsune. Raised by magi, however, these creatures are friendly and sweet, and not as cautious as their untamed kindred. They dig dens all around The Keep, hidden and impossible to find.
This egg has a bushy auburn tail poking out of it.
A mischievous little pup is running in circles, yelping every now and then as it enjoys its play. It comes when you call it, panting happily. As fast as any of your steeds, it accompanies you on your latest travel, now taking off into the trees in search of prey. You glance to your side, seeing it flitting through the trees, full of the joy of the run. You stop for a break, and it comes up to join you, its long pink tongue lapping up the water, breathing heavily. Its energy level is so high that it spends most of the day running, exploring all of the land around The Keep and constantly playing with other pups of its kind.
Stealthy and quiet, kitsune are able to explore without being noticed, sneaking into dangerous territories with ease. This talent is extremely helpful in obtaining eggs from unsafe places, where magi dare not venture themselves. Gently carrying these eggs back in their mouths, kitsune can evade almost any creature with their nimbleness. Seemingly never tired, kitsune make wonderful allies on journeys, rarely needing to rest. Places impossible for a magi to go are easily accessible to a fox, and these animals make useful companions.
- No. 40
- Obtained from the Stream (common)
- Released: August 2009
- Sprites: Niwer
- Description: Damien
- Side art: Glasswalker
- Origins: Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom.